Essential apps for rooted android devices

Here is our suggestion of the “Essential apps for rooted android devices” that should considered , install these application after rooting  android smartphone or any android device

Most android users may have done this “rooting process”. In simple terms this process allows users to gain privilege control of the Android sub-system. Rooting a device is not that difficult. There are a number of sources on the web that will help you out. However, rooting a device would mean negating the warranty. Utmost care is required. After rooting, you should definitely try these apps.

1.Root Checker

As name suggests the apps confirm device was rooted or not properly. It checks for admin access. In case you do not have root access you have to go through rooting process again 🙁

Download: Root Checker

2.ClockworkMode (CWM)

Clockwork recovery is very essential tool for all rooted devices. This apps enable you to access your device’s recovery mode. In recovery mode you can install customized ROM and take backup as single image, install apps directly into system, If you are rooting for first time then go through the instructions and tips using CWM. It isn’t easy to use. You need to download ROM Manager to install CWM.

Download: Rom Manager

  1. Titanium Backup Pro

One of the best backup tool present for android. This apps require root access for installing. It lets you backup all of yours apps along with data cool isn’t it. It even lets you backup of system apps. One of dazzling feature of Titanium Backup Pro is that you can uninstall any app from your system. So all unnecessary apps you can remove from your system. Titanium Backup Pro available at Google Play Store for at ₹ 329. Free version is also available at play store.

Download: Titanium Backup Pro

Titanium Backup * root free version

4.STweaks:

If you want to personalize your system then sTweak is the solution. The app is powerful tool allows you to reconfigure your Android kernel, so use this app with extreme caution. You can perform various tweaks like changing clock speed of your processor, enhance your audio output, enable dual booting and so on.

STweaks have one drawback. It is supported by limited kernels so one should go through list of supported kernels.

Download: STweaks

 

 

 

 

 

 

UI of Lollipop upgrade for Sony Xperia series

New things UI in Lollipop upgrade for Sony Xperia series

As Sony sources said in Dec2014 they are releasing Android lollipop upgrade for Sony Xperia series . A tweet from xperia series mentioned they are rolling out the update for Xperia Z3 and Z2 . You can check there project AOSP here.

sony with lollipop ui

Upgradable devices of Sony are as follows.

The Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1S, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3V, and the Xperia Z3 Compact.

Sony also providing the Lollipop upgrade 5.0 to Tablet also.

Let us see what are the enhancement done in Lollipop update.

UI:

Android lollipop is based on materialistic design (i.e card type design).  When you  open the UI it is something  like flat design for contact and arrow keys used for accessibility.

Notifications :

The revamp is made on notification bar in lollipop upgrade for Sony Xperia series.  Rather covering whole UI for bar it covers only part of phone. You can access the setting and useful tools by sliding notification bar. On screen lock the notification pop up on the main screen of device. You can clear it by sliding.

The main striking feature of Android Lollipop is ” when you are playing games or typing message, you got call from someone rather than stopping whole process it pop up the call info and gives user option to answer or reject the call.

notification android lollipop

ART and 64 bit support:

It was already present in Android Kitkat version but it was at run time but in Android L it comes by default all application will run in ART and 64bit mode.

Battery Saver:

As upgrade major enhancement made on battery consumption issue . Android Lollipop is comes with battery saving mode/ app which reduces the battery consumption.

USB audio Jack:

In Android lollipop upgrade Xperia series provide support for USB audio jack.

Bluetooth:

With Bluetooth 4.1 and upgraded software in Android L gives boost to data transfer speed to nearby devices.

Security:

SELinux provides strong protection against vulnerabilities and malware.

Use Android Smart Lock to secure your phone or tablet by pairing it with a trusted device like your wearable or even your car.

Language support:

available with 68 language support (new 15 language addition)

Much more on features tap and pay, print preview,

4X performance improvements

smoother UI for complex application and visually rich application

Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Redefined

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

 

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Samsung always tries to put something new to their customer, in case of design, features and hardware. Samsung always comes with something extraordinary features and functionality than their competitors. In September 2014 they launched Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Redefined .

Things You Should Know:

Processor and Ram:

Edge comes with powerful and strong processor chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 and processor Quad core, 2700 MHz, Krait 450 which gives boost to your system to access multiple application simultaneously . 3Gb Ram Of is quite sufficient for multitasking.

Battery:

18 hours of battery backup for 3G network and 60 hours for music. Battery comes with 3000mah Li-ion. I can say it have average battery life. Samsung claims that it have fast charging capacity +30% fast charging than other devices.

Look:

Design and look of the phone is quite impressive than predecessor notes. Samsung Tagline for the Galaxy Edge is

“The Edge of Brilliance”

Samsung told about the Look the “The borderless aesthetics from the expanded surface gives a
fluidic and infinite experience to users. ”

Graphics:

Gaming  experience is superb on the phone. You can enjoy heavy games easily without any lagging because it have Adreno 420.

Memory:

Samsung Galaxy Edge available 2 variants 32Gb/64Gb internal memory. External memory is supportable up to 128Gb.

Display:

The Screen size offered is about 5.6 inch with pixel density of 550  dpi which is quite high as compared with other devices. Resolution is about 1440*2560 px. The screen offered is Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch. Protection is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 used for this and it having curved edged screen to access the notification and provide new way to utilize the screen.

edge screen

Camera:

Superb camera quality provided by Samsung for Galaxy Note Edge. 16 MP, 3456 x 4608 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash with Aperture size F2.2. Video quality 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, optical stabilization, dual-video rec.

Secondary camera 3.7 MP 1440p@30fps good for taking selfie.

Sound:

No extra enhancement done is speakers and sound support 3.5mm jack. Adapt Sound, Sound Alive, Wise Voice 2.0, Extra Volume 2.03 Mics (Directional Voice Recording)

UI:

It comes with SAMSUNG UI.

OS:

Comes with Kitkat 4.2.2 upgradable .

Extra stuff:

galaxy_edge

Spen : 5g, Hovering 15mm, Pressure level 2,048, 

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall, Fingerprint ID, Gesture, Baromete

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Gesture, Accelerometer, Geo-magnetic, Gyroscope,
RGB ambient light, Proximity, Barometer, Hall Sensor,
Finger Scanner, UV, HRM

Price:

64900₹ (1035$) Approx

 

 

Lenovo A6000- best 4g budget phone

As Lenovo is entered from PC world to smartphone world the smartphones competition reached to new level. Lenovo always trying to put his best effort in the smartphone world, Vibe, K, S, P, A mobile series.

After big buzz Lenovo India launched  best 4g  budget phone of 2015 named as Lenovo A6000. It was available for purchase on flipkart at reasonable price only 6999 ₹ , with some amazing features. The smartphone was popular that 10000 piece were sold only in 2 seconds,Lenovo A6000 Flash Sale Sees 30000 Units Go Out of Stock in 4 Seconds in just refer the article, Still sale is going on and registrations are open for all.

I received the Lenovo A6000 few days ago after using it I am writing the review and un-boxing  of lenovo A6000 mobile.

Unboxing of Lenovo A6000:

Lenovo A6000 comes with white and red colored small-sized box. As showed in picture.

Box contains handset, mobile charger with USB cable, screen protector, removable lithium battery and earphone. Warranty documents and user guide is also provide along with the cell. It have 2 SIM card slot one is 4g/3g/2g and other is 2g.  Only single SIM slot is 4G supportable still Lenovo A6000 is best 4g budget phone.

Packed lenovo a6000unboxed Lenovo a6000-technosnoop 

 

Things you should know:

For the full Specification and details of the product please refer the link of of gsmarena. I am using this phone from 2 weeks and I would like to say that its best phone under 7K segment till now available. Good stuff to buy if you are normal video and audio viewer user.

auntutu benchmark for lenovo a6000 auntutu html test

Processor and Ram:

As we know this is era of 64 bit processors ,  Snapdragon already offered 200 and 400Soc it’s good to see the performance of snapdragon 410 Soc in Lenovo A6000. The processor is fulfilling the needs of customers. 1Gb Ram is not sufficient if you are gamer and running multiple games simultaneously. It is sufficient for normal app usage.

Battery:

Having 2300mah battery was sufficient for normal app use and 2g will work up to 22hrs and maximum standby 264 hours.  For 3g usage it will long last 6-7 hrs.

Look:

The design and look of the phone is pleasant. One of the great thing having light weight it also offers the removable battery. Weight of the phone is 128gm only you can feel it light when you hold it in your hand.

Graphics:

The GPU used for this cell is Adreno 306. You can easily play heavy games like Asphalt 8, Fifa 15, Shadow Fight 2 without lagging and flickering.

Memory:

If we go for storage It offers 8GB internal memory about which 4.13GB is usable. User is able to move application to external SD card which is up to 32GB.

Display:

As we go to display of the A6000 it offers 720*1080 screen resolution with HD IPS 5 Point capacitive touch screen with screen size of 5 inch. Gorilla glass is not offered for the phone.

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Camera:

With 8MP Camera and Auto Flash the picture quality of the phone is  remarkable as compared to nexus 4 and Moto G2. For taking selfie and video calling it offered 2MP front camera.

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UI:

Lenovo A6000 offered VIBE UI Version Kraft-A6000_S025_150129.  If you are familiar with  base version of Android  then you might feel the UI is bit complicated but in fact it is quite user-friendly . Provide with Large application icons and text.

OS:

Currently available handsets have Android 4.4.2 kitkat version  Lenovo said they will provide the update till lollypop soon.

Pros and Cons:

Nothing is perfect so it also have some pros and cons. let’s talk about the pros and cons of the product.

Pros:

  • Removable battery
  • Light weight
  • Good camera quality
  • Dolby Speakers
  • 4G support.

Cons:

  • Back lit buttons not present
  • OTG support not present
  • UI little bit confusing( if you are familiar with base UI of android )
  • Ram is not sufficient if multiple apps are running

 

Buy Lenovo A6000